Have you ever dreamt of sleeping for just one night in the most luxurious dream hotel? Sleeping like a star doesn’t come cheap but if you follow these tips you can not only sleep in a 5-star hotel with the best amenities but you won’t break the bank either.
Luxury hotels are not only for football players, celebrities, politicians and the rich of the rich these day. With so many hotel rooms deals, it’s not as hard as you think to stay in a 4 or even 5 star hotel during your next holiday, anywhere in the world. There are a few tricks however to finding those deals and if you search early, you’ll be able to find them.
- Compare. If you compare closely you’ll see that a lot of sites listing the same hotels have different prices. Hotel room rates are far from consistent. If you’re looking for a 5-star hotel that offers you the best deal for your money, search for hotels on liligo.com. Make two searches, the first using your own criteria and what kind of hotel you want, the second using that hotel’s name to find the supplier offering the best nightly rate at that hotel.
- Go to the right place. With rumours spreading that the oil spill has reached Florida, even though Obama maintains it’s still as pristine as ever, you will find hotel rooms greatly discounted due to lack of demand. Are Dubai and Las Vegas on the edge of bankruptcy? This can only mean one thing, cheap hotel rooms. You can find rooms for half their normal price during peak times. The economy is booming in India which means they are building more luxury hotels with rooms costing the same as a night’s stay at a Best Western.
- Grab a deal when it’s hot. Hotel chains like Marriot, Sofitel, Holiday Inn, etc. sometimes offer quick sales on certain room types for great prices, up to 50% off per night. If you find a hotel you like, make a call and try to negotiate the price if you plan to stay more than a few nights. If you have a favourite chain, subscribe to their newsletter.
- lastminute.com offers “top secret hotels” which are usually 4 or 5-star hotels for half price if you book blindly, that is to say if you book without knowing exactly which hotel it is. If you have flexible travel dates and don’t have your heart set no a destination this is a perfect way to save big.
- The sooner the better when it comes to booking a hotel room. Hotels love to fill up their rooms in advance in order to have a better outlook on the future. You’re most likely to find the best hotel rooms prices at least 3 months in advance.
- Travel at the right time. Stay clear of holiday periods and peak weekends as prices can vary sometimes up to £60 or £70, depending on the season. You will find the best deals between January and March. Do a little research, if there is a large convention in the area you can expect rooms to book up faster and be more expensive.
- Use a loyalty rewards card. What kind of offers does your frequent flyers miles give you besides airline tickets? IHG, Marriott, Accor and Radisson all accept Executive Club Miles from British Airways and other oneworld airlines. You may be entitled to special “member” discounts without even knowing it during certain times of the year.
Img: Pezula Hotel, where England’s football team is staying during this year’s World Cup in South Africa